These resources explore issues important to the conference. Over time, resources will be added to the list. Participants should prepare for the conference by familiarizing themselves with these documents.
The Right to Survival: The Humanitarian Challenge for the Twenty First Century, published by Oxfam.
The Age of Consequences: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Global Climate Change, co-published by the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Center for a New American Security.
Adaptation to Climate Change: International Policy Options, published by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.
Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights, and Intergenerational Justice, published by The Climate Legacy Initiative (CLI). CLI is a collaborative project of the Environmental Law Center of Vermont Law School and The University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights. The article features scholarship on the rights of future generations by two Three Degrees participants, Carolyn Raffensperger and Joe Guth.
Climate Change, the United States, and the Impacts of Arctic Melting: A Case Study in the Need for Enforceable International Environmental Human Rights, by Randall S. Abate, published in Stanford Environmental Law Journal and used here by the author’s permission.
Sea Level Rise Effects on Maritime Boundaries, by A.H.A. Soons, published by NILR in 1990. Although the article may seem old (1990), it is still applicable and demonstrates that some of the present concerns have been voiced already many years ago. Article used by permission.
Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice: Foundational Reflections, by Burns H. Weston, published in Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.
The Human Face of Climate Change: A November 2007 report by Christian Aid.
Human Development Report 2007/2008: Fighting Climate Change: Human Solidarity in a Divided World, published for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Climate Change: Where’s the Justice, posted by Dr. James Garvey on Environmental Research Web.
Climate Change and Human Rights: A Rough Guide, published by the International Council on Human Rights Policy.
Climate Wrongs and Human Rights, a recent publication by Oxfam International.